4 seasons = lots of sports equipment to store
I live in Ohio - we have 4 seasons and that means my family has lots of sports equipment to store. We ski in the winter, swim in the summer, soccer spring and fall, baseball in the spring, basketball in the winter, golf 3 seasons, tennis 3 seasons, and lacross in the spring.
Right now there is equipment strewen around my breezeway, garage and basement. I need to find a real solution to contain this equipment. Right now I have shelves and plastic bins in both the breezeway and garage, shelves in the basement but no bins, and a big plywood box for balls on the breezeway. The problem is, all the different sports tend to get mixed up in the containers. And the ski eqiupment is just not easy to store anywhere! It has to be easy enough for teen boys/middle aged man to follow (and their ever hopeful mom!).
The skis, boots and poles are all stored in ski and boot bags, I just need a solution to "stack" the bags or another way to go vertical with storage for them. The soccer, baseball, and tennis stuff are all in appropriate bags, too but the bags don't stack easily on shelves. Everything looks like a mess but we use this equipment a lot so I want it to be easy to reach.
Does anyone have a solution that works for storing sports equipment? What has worked for you?